The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Standard (29 CFR 1910.132 Subpart I) requires that personal protective equipment be utilized for many tasks performed in funeral service settings, such as preparation rooms. Coveralls, shoe covers, gloves, chemical goggles, face shields, head covers, surgical masks and respirators all have application in funeral service settings. Coveralls, aprons or gowns need to have full sleeve coverage and be impervious to blood, formaldehyde and other chemical agents. Here are the general requirements of OSHA’s Personal Protective Equipment Standard:
- The employer must perform a job hazard assessment for the tasks conducted at the funeral home to determine what PPE is needed. A written certification of this assessment is required.
- Employees required to wear personal protective equipment must be trained in the proper use of that equipment. Again, a written certification that workers have received and understood this training is required.
- Gloves and eye protection designed for protection against the hazards found in the embalming room are required.
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